As fans of the Big G are aware, July 29th will see the advent of the long awaited return of the Monster King to Japanese cinemas with Godzilla: Resurgence, brought to fruition by the creative team of tokusatsu veteran Shinji Higuchi and anime legend Hideaki Anno. Anno is, of course, most famous for unleashing the enigmatic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion back in the 1990’s, and the director of the recent “rebuild” series of Evangelion theatrical features. Toho has been keen to use this connection between Anno and one of Japan’s most popular anime series to further promote Godzilla: Resuregence, and have released several pieces of merchandise that feature the worlds of Godzilla and Eva crossed over, including the infamous April Fools Day “Godzilla vs Evangelion” prank and poster, pictured below.
Continuing this trend of crossover merchandise, Bandai/Tamashii Nations have just revealed what might be the strangest of these items yet… a new S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla figure painted with the famous colors of Eva Unit 01…
While details are still scarce about this figure (price, release date, U.S. release, etc.), what is clear is that it is a repaint of Tamashii’s popular Rebirth Godzilla (or Adult Godzilla Junior) figure first released in 2014 to commemorate Godzilla’s 60th anniversary. Furthermore, a translation from the Bandai Web Shop confirms that this figure will be a limited edition web exclusive, and will feature interchangeable hands and “an effects set”. What will be included in this effects set is unknown, but expect it to drive up the price!
Expect more info to drop about this figure soon. This page will be updated as soon as more is known!
So, what do you think of the new “Eva-zilla” repaint? Is it unique enough, cool enough, or downright weird enough for you to add to your collection? Let us know, and be sure to keep it locked to Scified for more news on Godzilla: Resurgence and its related merchandise as it drops! Also, if you are a diehard Godzilla collector, be sure to check out the Official S.H.MonsterArts Info and Updates Thread for discussions on the SHMA line’s past, present, and future!
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